The tennis players Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe met 14 times on the regular tour and 22 times in total, with their on-court rivalry highlighted by their contrasting.and a star is born alibi
But filling out the rest of the list wasn't as straightforward. That's what we've been unveiling since this year's Wimbledon tournament ended, and we conclude it with our No. They were raining on one player, to be precise, and he was unlike any that Wimbledon had seen in its year history. Twenty-one-year-old John McEnroe , the bellicose, frizzy-haired New Yorker known to the London tabloids as Superbrat, was making his debut in the final. There he would face the four-time defending champion, Bjorn Borg , the stoical, long-haired Swede who had once been known to those same tabloids as the Teen Angel.
Borg was steely and methodical in his baseline rigour. McEnroe was rude, aggressive and volatile. It was a conflict between personalities. But it was also about the societies from which the two men emerged. The Swedish director Janus Metz Pedersen, whose Borg vs McEnroe treats the rivalry with great skill, has thought long and hard about these issues.
Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe gave their fans two complementary models to choose. Beatles or Rolling Stones, Superbrat or Iceman, a rebel with a cause or the most impassed Swede to ever hold a racquet, the ever attacking red-haired Genius or the blonde icon who changed tennis forever demonstrating how to win Wimbledon counterattacking from the baseline. Borg was the only man to convince McEnroe, famous for his outbursts, not to misbehave. Their so complete and perfect rivalry ended without a winner. They meet 14 times, with seven victories apiece. Before their final match, the Us Open final, they had equally shared the 40 sets played thus far.
Please refresh the page and retry. I mean, I don't know why they couldn't make it accurate. They made up some stuff. There is plenty of stuff - if they wanted to make me look like a jerk at times, they could have come up with something far better than they came up with, in my humble estimation. He has also argued that they should have used the real footage of that famous Wimbledon tie-break in rather than recreating it with body doubles. He was asked about Borg vs McEnroe, and as usual he was more polite and understated than his old rival. It's OK.
John McEnroe: Bjorn Borg was my greatest rival
It reminds me of before I joined the circuit, seeing girls screaming outside the locker room. I hope I can be a professional tennis player and experience something of what he is experiencing.